HTC One S will be outfitted with a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3 CPU in select markets

HTC One S will be outfitted with a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3 CPU in select markets
Less than a couple weeks ago, we first heard the faint whispers about a slightly modified version of the popular HTC One S that’s making its way to Taiwan. Specifically, it was believed that it would be outfitted with an older Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, but today, we’re getting that confirmation from the source directly.

From the sound of it all, HTC is indeed confirming that the HTC One S will be sporting a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor in select Asian and European markets. However, as we know, the current version of the handset for the US, UK, Japan, Korea, France, and Germany are all featuring the newer dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor produced with Krait cores.

To make it less confusing for consumers as to which model is being sold, HTC is kind enough to label the S3 versions of the Android powered smartphone in the markets where it’s making the change. Therefore, if you see one labeled as a dual-core 1.7GHz, it’s a Snapdragon S3 – whereas, if it’s labeled with a dual-core 1.5GHz, you’re obviously getting the S4.

Perhaps, there might be some people in those regions that will be bummed by all of this, but nonetheless, HTC is doing its part in trying to meet the demand for devices that rely on the faster and more energy-efficient processors. Until then, those consumers in the select Asian and European markets might want to double check the box to see which model they’re getting before forking over their hard-earned cash.

source: The Verge via Engadget

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One S
  • Display 4.3 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.1
    HTC Sense UI



15. thelegend6657 unregistered

I am so sick of this ! 1st it's samsung last year swapping eynos for ti Omap 4430 on south east Asia galaxy s2 Now HTC is doing the same ? Btw I spoke to the person At HTC store he say our Malaysian one s will be faster that's bulls**t

8. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

And in Singapore,it costs $948 in a s3 processor,together with a pair of beats solo. This is true stupidity,when the one x costs only $895 here.

16. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

That is stupid. I can probably find an unlock One S + beats solo on eBay for cheaper than $950 even with shipping. eBay is a great site to find cheap unlock phone sometime :D

7. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

WTF Can't you just use a tegra 3 instead,htc?

5. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

that means porting sense 4 to older htc devices( rezound, sensation, xe, xl) will be easier :) finally

4. rn9215

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Unless its far cheaper than the S4 version i will not put my money on it!

3. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Its like buying a BMW with a Chevy engine. Boo.

6. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Which Chevy engine? The one from a Vega would suck, but an LS9 i don't think has any peers from BMW at the moment :P

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I'm proud of HTC for trying but they should have been happier with overclocking the GPU more so than the CPU on the S3. The S3 is not a bad chipset, it is just that the GPU was rather underpowered.


Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 01, 2009

for those that dont know. the s3 is a very good soc. the s4 and s3 use the same gpu! it's just higher clocked in the s4 also with updated drivers for ics. the s3's gpu will get those drivers when ics comes to those devices. but the adreno 220 (amd z460) can do 88million triangles per second not to shabby. the adreno 225 might just have a higher fill rate. as for the cpu newer architecture (krait) vs scropion. the s3 is still a very good soc.

10. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

My Xperia S didn't run like an iPhone or a Galaxy SII but it ran better then my cousin's Droid Razr, my old EVO 3D, and most certainly my HTC Sensation. My Xperia S was a great phone for it to have an S3. I heard a rumor that Sony overclocked the GPU themselves to give it that buttery performance. I'm pretty sure HTC did the same. Everyone is so bitter towards S3s. lol

11. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Yep, I have the Xperia S and shows no lag whatsoever. Everything is a breeeeeeze :p

12. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Just don't let you know who hear about it because he would just say how you are wrong. It has a lot to do with the software.

13. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

ROFL, Who Remixfa?

14. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

I don't want to say but you know lol

1. md227a

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I like the one S, but would opt for the S4 version, if I couldn't get that I would most likely pass.

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